The Greek Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) published lists with the names of individuals and legal entities with outstanding debts over 150,000 euros to the state and/or the social insurance fund (e-EFKA).
Τhe lists, whose posting was announced this past week, include 10,168 individuals and 16,839 legal entities whose debts have been in arrears for at least a year and have taken no action to repay them by the deadlines.
Worth noting that the debts of persons and entities on the published list exceed the amount of 142 billion euros – in total as much as the budgets of the Greek state for two years, comments protothema.
Among the debtors are reportedly just a few well-known persons who stand out in these lists, even though the number of debtors with debts over 150,000 euros has doubled in recent years, from approximately 13,000 of entities and natural persons in 2011 to 27,007 in 2023. At the same time, unknown names of foreigners have tripled, now reaching 1,000 out of a total of 10,168 natural persons on the list.
Also worth noting is the fact that several entities have shut down long time ago.
It should be noted that the publication of the identity of debtors with high outstanding debts to the state (including taxes and tariffs) and/or insurance funds is mandatory by law.
Prior to publishing the names, each debtor was informed repeatedly through email to settle their debts.